Bipolar Depression And Bipolar Disorder
A person suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a mental illness, also known as a mood disorder, is caused by a biological disorder that occurs in a specific part of the brain and is caused by the dysfunction of neurotransmitters in the brain. The disorder is also referred to as manic depression which is a larger condition, and causes extreme mood swings known as bipolar mania (the “highs”) to bipolar depression (“the lows”) also known as episodes.
The purpose of this paper is to explore through research the Effect and Impact of those effected by Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar depression and bipolar manic have a great impact on the lives of those affected with the disorder. However, in some cases, bipolar depression tends to have the greatest impact on those experiencing these symptoms.
The exact cause of Bipolar Disorder has not been identified but, it can vary from person to person due to the genetic element, and the environmental factors which causes …show more content…
(Tracy, 2015) Many people with the disorder develop substance abuse by trying to self-medicate the symptoms, in which it can lead to negativity during an episode. Other physical effects may include: Social withdrawal, loss of energy, poor health, diabetes, changes in appetite, crying spells, weight gain, and hyperactivity.
According to Natasha Tracy (Causes of Bipolar Disorder) “Suicide is the most severe effect of bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, 25%-50% of people with bipolar disorder attempt suicide and 11% commit suicide.” Bipolar disorder can begin at any age. According to World Health Organization, “Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world, and it affects about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year according to the national Institute of Mental Health.” (Overview Patient Guide: Bipolar Disorder)